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Studies and status: spaces for books in seventeenth-century Penshurst Place, Kent

West, Susie (2002). Studies and status: spaces for books in seventeenth-century Penshurst Place, Kent. Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society, 12(3) pp. 266–292.

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Abstract

The material environment for reading and collecting books in England is an emerging field of study, thanks to scholarship within book history and design history. New research identifies the lost location of the early modern library room for the book collection at Penshurst Place, home of the Sidney family. Archives sources are used to reconstruct the use of space around the medieval house and to consider the subsidiary studies identified around the house. The richly furnished library room is discussed in its wider cultural context for the moral dimension of material consumption.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2002 Cambridge Bibliographical Society
ISSN: 0068-6611
Keywords: book history; library architecture; Sidney Penshurst; book rooms; library furniture
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > Art History
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 40375
Depositing User: Susie West
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2014 10:07
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2019 05:07
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/40375
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